Fish Tank

The Criterion Collection

Fish Tank

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British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the intense and invigorating Fish Tank, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the housing projects of Essex. Mia’s adolescent conflicts and emerging sexuality reach a boiling point when her mother’s new boyfriend (a lethally attractive Michael Fassbender) enters the picture. In her young career, Arnold has already proven herself to be a master of social realism, evoking the work of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach; and she invests her sympathetic portraits of dead-end lives with a poetic, earthy sensibility all her own. Fish Tank heralds the official arrival of a major new filmmaker.

FILM INFO

  • United Kingdom
  • 2009
  • 122 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #553

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Director-approved digital transfer, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Three short films by director Andrea Arnold: Milk (1998), Dog (2001), and the Oscar-winning Wasp (2003)
  • New video interview with actor Kierston Wareing
  • Audio conversation with actor Michael Fassbender from 2009
  • Audition footage
  • Stills gallery by set photographer Holly Horner
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ian Christie

    New cover by Jason Hardy